how to pronounce matte


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the above transcription of matte is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

matte is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of matte in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… logistics it's mainly matte roads muddy …”

meanings of matte


  1. A background, often painted or created with computers.
  2. A decorative border around a picture used to inset and center the contents of a frame.
  3. The molten metal sulfide phases typically formed during smelting of copper, nickel, and other base metals.


  1. Dull; not reflective of light.

matte frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word matte occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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